Daniel Miller - Mute Records
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
1w ago
Daniel Miller, founder and chairman of Mute Records, talks to Kevin Paul about his entry into the music industry, the origins of the label and of his enduring love of modular synthesis. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 00:58 - Early Musical Influences 03:57 - First Encounter With Synths 06:14 - The Korg 700s 08:50 - Setting Up The Label And The First Release 11:56 - How To Choose Artists To Sign 14:10 - The Music Business 17:38 - A More Relaxed Atmosphere 19:07 - What Makes A Good Producer 20:49 - Getting Started With Modular Synths 24:35 - Discovering Eurorack 29:21 - Modular Live Performances 3 ..read more
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Arturia - 25 Years Of Synth Innovation
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
1M ago
President and co-founder of Arturia, Frédéric Brun, talks to Sam Inglis about the company's eventful history, taking in highlights such as the innovative MiniBrute, the epic PolyBrute and the company's first stage keyboard, the new AstroLab. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 01:52 - Storm & The Early Days Of Software Synthesis 02:53 - Emulating Classic Analogue Synths 07:23 - How To Approach An Emulation 08:24 - IRCAM And Physical Modelling 10:56 - Expanding Into Hardware 13:43 - The MiniBrute: Arturia's First Analogue Synth 18:16 - Synths For iPad & iOS 20:03 - The MatrixBrute 24:26 - The ..read more
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Alan Moulder - Mixer/Producer and Engineer
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
2M ago
Alan Moulder, 2024 recipient of the Icon Of The Year Award from the Music Producers Guild, talks to Kevin Paul about his early years at Trident Studios and finding his specialist areas, plus tips on how aspiring producers and engineers can get started in the industry today. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 00:30 - Starting Out In Indie Rock 02:28 - The Route Into Trident Studios 04:50 - Going Freelance With Dave Stewart 06:48 - Learning To Mix On An SSL Desk 09:03 - Developing The Studio With Flood 09:42 - Hiring Studio Assistants 13:14 - Structured Working Methods 14:27 - Actively Promoting Stud ..read more
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Tim Bran - Music Producer
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
3M ago
Producer and Engineer Tim Bran talks us through his early career at Island Records, being invited to tour as a session musician, recording London Grammar and setting up his own collaborative tech and studio projects. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 01:22 - The Early Days At Island Records 04:58 - Musical Taste 06:33 - Informative Years In The Bunker 08:10 - Being Invited To Tour 10:40 - Rez Rocket Surfer - A Virtual Band 15:47 - Developing Artist Management Skills 21:17 - Being Diplomatic In A Team 24:20 - Taking Chances And Being Creative 26:10 - Working With Roy Kerr And London Grammar 31:42 ..read more
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Guy Massey - Engineer Producer
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by Sound On Sound
4M ago
Guy Massey talks about his training at Abbey Road, how this gave him the confidence and experience to become freelance and how he enjoys blending new technology with traditional recording spaces. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 00:28 - Getting Into The Industry 03:51 - Learning At Abbey Road 05:12 - Studio Etiquette 06:58 - Being Sensitive To Artist Needs 10:44 - Blending Modern Technology And Traditional Spaces 14:08 - Learning To Be A Good Engineer 16:40 - Working With Constrained Budgets 18:00 - The Curiosity Of Experimentation 19:07 - Confidence In Your Abilities 23:26 - What Makes A Good Pr ..read more
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Remixing The Beach Boys - Mark Linett
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
5M ago
The career of LA producer and engineer Mark Linett spans everything from live mixing for Frank Zappa to engineering for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Randy Newman. We talked to him about his studio, the gear of past and present, and his extensive work remixing and remastering classic Beach Boys records. Chapters00:00 - Introduction 00:30 - Mark's studio 06:29 - Beginning work with the Beach Boys 08:09 - Making the early Beach Boys records 12:17 - Making stereo from mono 16:00 - Copyright releases 18:49 - The tapes we have, and those we don't... 22:44 - Good Vibrations - remixing without all t ..read more
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Kali Audio - Behind The Brand
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
5M ago
Paul White chats to Nate Baglyos and Charles Sprinkle of California-based speaker manufacturers Kali Audio, on their debut product range and the introduction of their 3-way studio monitors. Chapters00:00 - Introduction 00:18 - Why Studio Monitors 01:39 - Development Process 02:53 - Technology Choices 06:49 - The Use Of DSP 09:32 - Debut Product 11:24 - Using Simulations 12:32 - Three Way Monitor 13:31 - Design Challenges 14:41 - Designing The Box 16:06 - New Design Woofer and Amplifier 17:26 - Future Plans 19:31 - Sub Speaker Positioning https://www.kaliaudio.com/ Kali Audio BiogA new startup ..read more
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Genelec: Active Monitor Development
People & Music Industry
by Sound On Sound
5M ago
Siamäk Naghian and Andy Bensley of Genelec chat to Sam Inglis about the 43 year history of the company, the development of new technology and future sustainability. Chapters00:00 - Introduction 00:21 - Company History 02:57 - Focusing On The Pro Audio Market 04:15 - Technology As The Foundation 05:00 - In-House Design And Production 09:44 - Exploring Different Technologies 12:52 - Coaxial (MDC™) Drivers 14:22 - Directivity Control Waveguide (DCW™) 20:31 - Consistency Across The Range 22:36 - DSP And Calibration 26:34 - Aural ID And Immersive Audio 32:00 - Tech In Development 33:25 - Sustainabi ..read more
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50 Years Of Eventide
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by Sound On Sound
5M ago
Tony Agnello and Richard Factor chat to Sam Inglis about the 50 year history of Eventide, from their groundbreaking use of digital technology in the early ’70s to the modern challenges of adapting their algorithms for plug-ins and stompboxes. Chapters00:00 - Introduction 00:27 - 50 Years Of Eventide 01:04 - The Early Days 02:52 - Introducing Digital Technology To The Studio 04:20 - H910 Harmonizer 07:49 - The Birth Of The Effects Unit 09:23 - Eventide Everywhere! 10:58 - The Strangest Use For A Harmonizer 11:33 - Auto-Tune Before Auto-Tune 12:50 - SP2016 Array Processor 15:21 - Eventide's Weir ..read more
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Catherine Marks - Producer And Mix Engineer
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by Sound On Sound
5M ago
Catherine Marks talks to Kevin Paul about her traditional route into the industry as an assistant to Flood and Alan Moulder, plus her tips for how to approach a mix and get the best out of a track. Chapters 00:00 - Introduction 00:29 - Getting Started In The Industry 04:22 - Working With Flood 08:50 - The Modern Studio Career Path 12:43 - Developing People Skills 16:21 - Working With Alan Moulder 18:57 - The Mixing Assistant Role 22:26 - Working With Poor Recordings 23:42 - Finding The Vibe Of A Track 29:00 - Mixing Hardware And Software 30:33 - Duration Of A Mix 31:44 - Getting Feedback From ..read more
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